On a certain summer day, I had a daydream of VF1000R. It was a dream to run
through winding road on my longed-for flagship.
1986 Honda VF1000R
Beautiful 1986 Honda VF1000R for sale. Outstanding condition with lots of
resto work completed recently. New rear shock, new battery, new choke
cable, new fairing fasteners, new tires, new vibronator bar ends, new OEM
handle grips, new OEM foot peg rubbers, new MRA OEM style tinted
windshield, new spark plugs, K&N air filter, some new decals and many other
upgrades. Very, very little fairing anomalies for this old of a bike.
Starts and runs fantastic.
1985 Honda VF1000R
Short video I made of my 1985 Honda VF1000R....I buy,restore & sell vintage
motorcycles & try to find the more rare & obscure models that vintage
riders enjoy looking at & talking about.....
Clymer Manuals Honda VF1000R Motorcycle Sport Bike Walk Around Video
Clymer Manuals got a close up look at Timothy DeWitt's 1985 VF1000R. It was
named Best Modern Sportbike by ThoughtBytes at the 2013 HoAME Vintage
Clymer on the lift didn't have to go far to attend the 2013 Heart of
America Motorcycle Enthusiasts club 22nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show.
Classic vintage antique motorcycles motorcycle bikes British, German,
Japanese, Italian, European, American motorbikes were all on display.
Manufacturers included Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Yamaha, BMW, Harley Davidson,
Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Brough Superior, Indian, Cushman, Vespa,
Laverda, Puch, Lambretta, MV Augusta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto
Guzzi, AJS and more. There were 100% perfect restorations, bike ridden in,
a few trailer queens, full-on customs, cafe racers, choppers, bobbers,
trials bikes, dirt bikes, road racers...any type or style motorcycle you
Honda VF1000 on Wikipedia
The VF1000 range of Honda motorcycles was made from 1984 to 1988. The
VF1000 is named after its V-4 998 cc double overhead cam 16 valve engine.
There were three main models in the VF1000 range, the VF1000F (also known
as Interceptor), the VF1000R and the VF1000F2.
The first of Honda's 1,000 cc VF range, known as the 1000 Interceptor, was
launched in the USA and Canada in March 1984.
The Interceptor had a 998 cc 113 BHP 16 valve V-4 engine with double over
head chain driven cams. The bike featured adjustable Pro-Link rear
suspension with adjustable braced front forks, silver aluminium ComStar
wheels (16 inch front, 17 inch rear), and an aerodynamic half fairing and
lower cowl with single rectangular headlight. Three discs comprised the
braking system with dual discs and twin piston calipers at the front and a
single disc with twin piston calipers at the rear.
In March 1984 Honda introduced the VF1000RE in Europe. Its styling was a
celebration of the V4's racing heritage and the VF1000R was a showcase for
the technology Honda had developed on the track.
The super sports bike still featured the same 998 cc V-4 engine in its
rectangular section pipe frame, but this was the first VF1000 to have gear
driven cams that would become a trademark of future V4 Hondas, beginning
with the VFR750. The VF1000R modifications increased the claimed output of
the V4 engine to 122 bhp (91 kW) or 125bhp (American Release).
The suspension system remains unchanged from the VF1000F but dual floating
front discs and racing style piston calipers on the ventilated rear disc
enhance the braking. The 16-inch (410 mm) front and 17-inch (430 mm) rear
NS type aluminium ComStars came on quick-release axle holders, and other
features included the endurance racer style twin headlights, adjustable
clutch and front brake levers, full fiberglass racing fairing and solo seat
VF100R on motorcyclespecs.co.za
Honda's enthusiasm for the V4 engine I layout in the early 1980s was such
that by 1984 the VF range comprised six models with capacities ranging from
400 to 1000cc. The fastest and most glamorous was the VF1000R: a
limited-edition super-sports machine that was created, with little expense
spared, to dominate production racing in the way that the straight-four
CB1100R had done three years earlier. With its full fairing and racy red,
white and blue paintwork, the VF1000R looked every bit the street-legal
competition machine. Its specification list was mouth-watering, based on a
liquid-cooled, 90-degree V4 engine that incorporated gear-driven overhead
camshafts and produced no less than 122 hp @ l0000 rpm.
That peak power output was 6bhp up on that of the VF1000F, the standard
998cc, 16-valve V4 from which the R model was derived. The I000F, also
released in 1984, was an impressively fast and sophisticated bike. Its
styling was similar to that of the original VF750F sportster, which had
promised much before suffering widely publicized engine reliability
problems. The VF1000F handled well and its engine was flexible, powerful
and reliable. The exotic VF1000R cost roughly 50 per cent more than the F.
and oozed quality from every pore. Its fairing was reinforced with
carbon-fibre, its adjustable handlebars were made from polished alloy, its
streamlined seat hump fitted perfectly. Its engine's gear-driven cams
allowed more precise valve timing at high revs, which accounted for some of
the extra power.
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VF1000R Walk around.(RVF1000R)
Here's a quick walk around for my '85 VF1000R. I missed 2 riding seasons
getting it to this stage. Everything but the gauges and the coils was
either painted, powder coated, welded, removed, rewired, replaced,
reconditioned, relocated, covered in carbon fiber, or polished. I still
need to sort out the jetting and get(or make) a wind shield but that will
have to wait. Time to ride now.
Here's a link to the build process...
Sound of VF1000R
Video taken while out with my mighty V-Four. Got a misfire - out of gas,
had to switch to reserve midways.
Ride on VF1000R 3/3
honda VF1000R is a sports model which is not a touring model. I believe it
is all right if you take aspect pressure well even if you take the deep
RVF 1000R - custom built VF1000R
This my recently acquired VF1000R it has NC30? race fairings and some other
subtle enhancements intended to nmake it lighter, and better handlind. I
think Jim Mott of HMR fame has succeeded. I bought the bike as it and take
no credit for the work.
VF1000R first ride after custom rebuild.(RVF1000R)
The first test ride after 2 years of hard work and not riding. A quick
shake down run to make sure everything was running true with no apparent
issues. All seemed tight. It sounds just like a V4 race bike should! It
sure felt great to get back in the saddle, pull up the side stand and let
out the clutch. I think my son was more happy to see the old man ride
Build process can be read here...
Check out my other video for a walk around.